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VIRTUAL: Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine Leffler discuss WE WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL

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There was a time in the United States when millions of children with disabilities weren't allowed to go to public school. But in 1971, seven kids and their families wanted to do something about it. They knew that every child had a right to an equal education, so they went to court to fight for that right. The case Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia led to laws ensuring children with disabilities would receive a free, appropriate public education. Told in the voice of Janine Leffler, one of the millions of kids who went to school because of these laws, this book shares the true story of this landmark case.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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We Want to Go to School!: The Fight for Disability Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807535189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 15th, 2021